Chief Executive Officer for Okwawu United, Francis Anom is of the view that Okwuhu United is a great club and will win the MTN FA Cup trophy in other to play in Africa next season.
Okwawu United are now at the final of the competition after beating Premier League side Liberty Professionals on penalties at the Kumasi Sports Stadium on Sunday. The Nkawkaw based club have really performed to expectation after Bryan Acheampong took over as the owner of the club.
Getting to the finals of the competition, Okwawu United eliminated Dreams FC, Sekondi Hasaacas, WAFA and now Liberty Professionals. Okwawu have really proved all beyond doubt that they can win the trophy.
Speaking to Asempa Sports in an interview, Francis said, “Playing against Liberty Professionals at the Kumasi Sports Stadium was very exciting but I wasn’t an easy match. Our supporters were eager to meet the players after the match and it has clearly shown that Okwawu United is a great club and we will do anything possible to win the trophy.
“People have some perception about Okwawu United but it is not true. Because people normally say that we can only win our matches on our grounds but playing Liberty Professionals on a neutral grounds, it has shown that the perception is not true. We had some top officials at the stadium and it was clear that nobody was favored but what I have noticed is that whenever we are playing against a Premier League side, the referees who normally officiates our matches have some sense of maturity compared to the Division One league referees.
He continued, “In our match against Danboat FC, we were shown seven yellow cards and two red cards but I am not saying that the Division One league referees are not good but what I am saying is that there is always a sense of maturity when they premier league referees are officiating our matches.
“For me getting to the finals is very good for us but we are not underrating any team. We will play and win the trophy and play in Africa and the president of the club has confirmed to us that we will play in Africa if we win the trophy.” Francis added.
Okwawu United are in Zone 3 of the Division One League and after 20 matches played, Okwawu United are with 34 points occupying the 4th position.